Strangish Item Found Inside Catfish

Discussion in 'Catfish' started by Mailman, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    The Manitoba Morning Free Press in Winnipeg (May 18, 1894) tells of a 140-pound Kansas catfish that apparently had aspirations to be a mail carrier. After it was caught, the catfish was cleaned, and in its stomach was discovered a small bottle, securely corked, containing this message: "Whoever will find this will please send it back to me. H.E. Pipes." Mr. Pipes had thrown the bottle in the Kaw River three years earlier, 75 miles from where the fish was caught by Douglass Smith. Info taken from April 2006 issue of Outdoor Life.
  2. Big John

    Big John Active Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    That is cool, I thought people left treasure maps and such in bottles for people to find?

  3. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    Does he want the bottle or the catfish :rotfl:
  4. ACES

    ACES Active Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Lee's Summit, MO
    That is crazy, I've never found anything cool inside a fish.
  5. shortmag

    shortmag New Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    Me either, however in my freshman year biology class I found a field mouse in the stomache of the bull frog I disected! It was really cool cause the fermaldahide had preserved the little booger perfectly. We as a class disected it too!:D
  6. Bacon

    Bacon New Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Vandalia, Mo
    I once found a sparrow inside of a bullfrog during gigging season
  7. Cook

    Cook Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2003
    And I thought my mailman was slow
  8. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Please explain in detail please.......:pop:
  9. Hayzer

    Hayzer New Member

    That's just about the oddest thing I've heard of being inside an animal.
  10. Bronco Brian

    Bronco Brian New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Georgetown, MN
    Maybe placed by force?
  11. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    I told pipe not to be throwing bottles in the river. :whistle:
  12. HabitatMD

    HabitatMD Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo
    Would that get you a littering fine?
  13. Jeremy


    Dec 22, 2006
    i was gonna say that...wouldnt it be hillarious if he got a huge littering fine...:stickfight:
  14. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
  15. Jobow

    Jobow New Member

    Jun 21, 2007
    Gerald, MO
    I caught a 11 lb channel cat a couple weeks ago that had a 30" water snake in it's belly. I had at first thought it was just full of eggs but it was too fat to be eggs. Kind of freaked me out for a second when I sliced the stomach open and a snakes head poped out.
  16. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    did yah say any bad words:rotfl::rotfl:i know i would have
  17. 67Firebird

    67Firebird Chicken Man

    I think he's referring to the three years it took for the catfish to deliver the "mail". :2thumbsup:
  18. shedhunter

    shedhunter Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    found a bullet in a cat i dissected
  19. Skduckhunt

    Skduckhunt Senior Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    St. Charles, Mo
    [rquote=2651392&tid=23303&author=shedhunter]found a bullet in a cat i dissected[/rquote]
    Your Bullet, I presume?
  20. shedhunter

    shedhunter Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    noooo, I dissected it in science class. Had a .22 bullet in a shoulder muscle. All healed up around it too.